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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Nov 2, 2011 12:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: that is why Jerry called it fate music...

This is the very thing that keeps the DSO's and the like from every really "getting it". They are more focused on the "musicallity" of what they are playing instread of the infinite vibrational energy that is always present but never predictable. 99.999999% of bands would always choose consistent mediocrity over unpredictable glory. Most of these guys are embarresed in the face of their "fellow musicians" into keeping it wrapped up and tight for fear of being ridiculed as sloppy by the musicologists. Luckily for us Jerry didn't worry about such unimportant crap...and the GD would fail miserably once in a while, but then they would pick themselves up and let loose a miracle once in a while. I would say from my 200+ shows that there were almost as many brutal fails as there were spectacular mind benders (the minority). Most of the time it was just a damn fine concert.

I always noticed variable energy levels at different venues/nights, especially up and down the east coast...and then go to the Greek and get something completely different.

This post was modified by Little Sense on 2011-11-02 19:57:52

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 2, 2011 1:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: that is why Jerry called it fate music...

...consistent mediocrity over unpredictable glory.

Thanks for summing it up so well. Well played.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Nov 2, 2011 1:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: that is why Jerry called it fate music...

very good! That is what the cover bands lack. Some post Jerry bands have come close, like Phil & Friends. And outside of GD music, Phish has it nailed, which is a big attraction to me. They've had stinkers, but have also nailed some excellent shows and jams.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 2, 2011 1:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: that is why Jerry called it fate music...

rasta, what about sci? imo, the cheese is every bit as good as phish. i believe they are the 2 best jam bands since the gd, and it's hard to bring up one in the discussion of great modern jam bands without mentioning the other. fairly similar music, and the talent is pretty equal too imo.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Nov 2, 2011 7:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: that is why Jerry called it fate music...

I love me some phish. SCI is also great. For me its GD, Phish then SCI. I think phish is better than cheese, though trey can be dull over time. Frankly, i dont know both of them well enough to say. But I've grown up listening to phish and have a blast every time I see them and usually love it every time I hear them.